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Billy Mayfair

Player Data

  • Birthdate: August 5, 1966
  • Birthplace: Phoenix, Ariz.
  • Residence: Scottsdale, Ariz.
  • Age: 40 Ht: 5' 8" Wt: 175
  • Turned Pro: 1988
  • College: Arizona State

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Player Notes

Started to play golf at the age of two, hitting plastic balls in backyard with his father's cut down clubs. Won the 1986 U.S. Public Links. 1987 U.S. Amateur champion. Member of the 1987 Walker Cup Team. 1987 Collegiate Player of the Year while at Arizona State. Enjoyed a great season in '95 in which he finished second, playing his best golf in some of the Tour's richest events (winner Tour Championship - $540,000, winner Western Open - $360,000, T2nd World Series -$176,000, 2nd Las Vegas Invitational - $162,000).

Career Victories

PGA Tour
5 - 1993 Greater Milwaukee Open, 1995 Western Open, The Tour Championship, 1998 Nissan Open, Buick Open

Career Summary

1990 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 32; in money - 23; top-10 finishes - 7; scoring average 70.09 (ranked 10th); money $693,658 (ranked 12th); lost in a playoff at the Greater Milwaukee Open to Jim Gallagher and in the Nabisco Championship to Jodie Mudd. He had a stretch in late summer of four top 10 finishes in six starts including a T5th in the PGA Championship.

1991 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 33; in money - 20; top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average 71.06 (ranked T85th); money $185,668 (ranked 89th); best finish T7th MCI Heritage Classic.

1992 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 33; in money - 23; top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average 70.83 (ranked 48th); money $191,878 (ranked 79th); best finish T8th, Canon Greater Hartford Open.

1993 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 32; in money - 22; top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average 70.95 (ranked T63rd); money $513,072 (ranked 30th); winner Greater Milwaukee Open.

1994 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 32; in money - 18; top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average 71.53 (ranked T122nd); money $158,159 (ranked 113th); best finish T9th, Northern Telecom Open.

1995 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 21; top-10 finishes - 6; scoring average 70.29 (ranked T24th); money $1,543,192 (ranked 2nd); winner Motorola Western Open and Tour Championship.

1996 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 18; top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average 70.95 (ranked T63rd); money $357,654 (ranked 55th); best finish T2nd, NEC World Series of Golf.

1997 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; in money - 16; top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average 71.04 (ranked T78th); money $304,083 (ranked 79th); best finish, T2nd in Las Vegas Invitational.

1998 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; in money - 20; top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average 70.45 (ranked T35th); money $1,281,685 (ranked 16th); winner Nissan Open and Buick Open.

1999 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; in money - 16; top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average 71.02 (ranked T71st); money $71,733 (ranked 58th); best finish T2nd, Mercedes Championship.

2000 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; rounds played - 88 ; in money -17; top-10 finishes - 2 money $466,345 (ranked 106th); best finish T10th at the Phoenix Open and Bay Hill Invitational;

2000 Stats
Scoring - 71.39 / (111th); driving distance - 268.0 / (151st); driving accuracy -74.2% / (22nd); GIR - 67.7% / (54th); putting - 1.800 / (161st); birdie average - 3.27 per rd / (135th) / total birdies - 288; sand saves - 54.7% / (88th); scrambling - 55.6% / (168th); all-around rank - 771 / (94th)

2001 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; rounds played - 100 ; in money -21; top-10 finishes - 5; money $1,716,002 (ranked 29th); best finish 2nd at the WorldCom Classic

2001 Stats
Scoring - 70.38 / (30th); driving distance - 275.2 / (141st); driving accuracy -76.5% / (5th); GIR - 69.8% / (27); putting - 1.752 / (42nd); birdie average - 3.90 per rd / (31st) / total birdies - 390; sand saves - 60.6% / (10th); scrambling - 61.8% / (58th); all-around rank - 366 / (14th).

2002 Notes
Has now finished in the top-125 of the money list all 14 years on tour.

2002 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; rounds played - 94 ; in money -19; top-10 finishes - 3; money $864,745 (ranked 75th); best finish 5th at the WorldCom Classic, U.S. Open and Michelob Championship at Kingsmill

2002 Stats
Scoring - 71.02 / (76th); driving distance - 270.9 / (179th); driving accuracy -73.5% / (25th); GIR - 66.5% / (74th); putting - 1.787 / (145th); birdie average - 3.24 per rd / (169th) / total birdies - 305; sand saves - 53.8% / (62nd); all-around rank - 849 / (114th).

2003 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; Rounds Played - 105; in money - 20; top -10 Finishes - 3; money $842,186 Rank (79th); Best finish: T-5th at the Honda Classic & Greater Milwaukee Open

2003 Stats
Scoring - 71.04 / (91st); Driving Distance - 284.0 / (113th); Driving Accuracy - 71.4% / (30th); GIR - 66.5% / (69th); Putting - 1.783 / (112th); Birdie Average - 3.52 per rd / (118th) / Total Birdies - 370; Sand Saves - 48.8% / (116th); All-Around Rank - 760 / (103rd).

2004 Notes
Finished outside the top 125 (No. 140) on the PGA Tour money list for the first time in his 16-year career. Previous low had been No. 116 in 1989, his rookie season.

2004 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 32; Rounds Played - 105; in money - 22; top -10 Finishes - 1; money $503,251 Rank (140th); Best finish: T-10th at the Buick Invitational

2004 Stats
Scoring - 71.61 / (146th); Driving Distance - 285.2 / (118th); Driving Accuracy - 70.1% / (22nd); GIR - 66.0% / (75th); Putting - 1.829 / (193rd); Birdie Average - 3.18 per rd / (174th) / Total Birdies - 334; Sand Saves - 49.7% / (83rd); All-Around Rank - 927 / (143rd).

2005 Notes
Used his Top-50 career money exemption for the year and had his best year in earnings.

2005 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; Rounds Played - 110; in money - 20; top -10 Finishes - 6; money $2,236,455 Rank (22nd); Best finish: 2nd at the Bank of America Colonial

2005 Stats
Scoring - 70.33 / (26th); Driving Distance - 288.2 / (103rd); Driving Accuracy - 69.8% / (21st); GIR - 69.5% / (10th); Putting - 1.780 / (101st); Birdie Average - 3.73 per rd / (34th) / Total Birdies - 410; Sand Saves - 51.2% / (71st); All-Around Rank - 380 / (6th).

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